Classroom teachers need to have a few quick learning activities in their toolkit! Activities that take only a few minutes can help out with classroom management, and keep those little minds engaged and growing. Especially for our younger elementary-aged students, transition time can be tricky. I’ll help you use it
Are you a fan of using exit tickets with your students? They are one of my favorite tools in my teaching repertoire! Chances are, you do something resembling an exit ticket each day in your classroom, but you may call it something else. Exit slips, entrance tickets, closure activities. No
With the holiday season on its way, and with the wild year that has been 2020 coming to a close, there is no better time than now to practice gratitude. I know we have moved mountains this year by adapting our curriculum and teaching during a pandemic. Many of us
We all know math centers are a great way to differentiate and personalize learning for our little mathematicians. They give kids the chance to apply strategies and math thinking independently while staying motivated to learn. They’re also a great way to help students build skills independently while teachers are focusing
When it comes to digital resources, it’s never been more important to have comprehensive and easy-to-use products that are teacher-tested and shown to produce great results! No matter what your classroom looks like this year, Boom Learning is an engaging platform that you can use across all learning models. Boom
Let’s get creative! Most of you know me as an ELA and math teacher for the primary grades, but did you know I also teach art once a week? Jill of all trades over here! Planning creative and engaging art projects for students can be a bit overwhelming, especially if
I don’t know about you, but my classroom wish list can get a little out of hand sometimes! Between Pinterest and Amazon and all the teacher-bloggers I follow, I always have my eye on new supplies or products for my students. Some women collect shoes, I collect bulletin board decor!
Are you a morning person, or not so much? Whether we like them or not, mornings set the tone for the day. A lazy, sluggish start usually translates into a blah, unproductive pace that’s hard to shake. It’s true for me as an adult, and it’s especially true for our
After months of non-traditional learning, our students may not be too keen on getting back to lessons. With a bit of effort and creativity, though, we can craft lessons our students will love. The trick is to find a good balance between what will keep students interested while remaining educational.
The start of a new school year means it’s time to refresh and review what was learned the previous year. There is an extra challenge going into this year because the 2019-2020 school year was cut short and many students had to adjust to virtual learning overnight. But don’t worry!